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Thinking of owning an EV?

Electric Vehicles, also known as EVs, provide transportation in part or completely powered by electric energy. EVs use electricity as their primary source of fuel or to improve the efficiency of conventional vehicles. In general, there are two types of electric vehicles:

  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) use electricity as their only power source and are powered by a rechargeable battery. EV batteries are charged by plugging the vehicle into an electric power source.
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) use both conventional fuel and electricity to power the vehicle. This type of vehicle can be plugged into an electric power source when available, but also has the option of using gasoline to travel long-distances between charges.

EV’s are energy efficient and are environmentally friendly when changed by OTEC’s clean and renewable hydro generation.

While early on, EVs had a relatively short range of miles they could travel between charges, the travel distances per charge have been steadily increasing. Many models are now capable of 200 to 300 miles on a charge.   

OTEC is currently working on an EV initiative that will actively support our members EV ownership in 2019.

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